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Be The Change 2021

This November, the Association of Florida Colleges will come together virtually to celebrate and highlight the work of its members. The 28 state and community colleges that comprise the Florida College System institutions serve more than 700,000 students annually.

Over the last year and a half, the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis brought the largest decline in enrollment in over a decade. Colleges and their employees faced a host of issues related to health, economics, and social unrest. Lessons were learned as the colleges navigated a pandemic, remote learning, and technological divides.

We seek presentations relating to how college employees navigated the uncertainty of the Covid-19 crisis and the return to campuses. Food insecurity, homelessness, and technological gaps became critical issues for student success this past year. We seek presentations relating to how colleges collaborated, assessed, and innovated in these areas of student need when capacity and resources were limited.

We invite you to join us for dynamic and thought-provoking sessions on issues impacting Florida's colleges. 

What types of presentation proposals are needed?

Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Business/Administrative Affairs, IT, and Career Professionals are encouraged to submit proposals for educational sessions that focus on critical issues related to higher education.

Submissions on the following themes/topics are encouraged:

Baccalaureate Programs

Campus Safety and Security 

COVID-19 & Interdisciplinary Teams

Equity Issues- Title IX Changes

Service Learning

Guided Pathways      

Crisis Management

Diversity / Inclusion / Social Justice


Mental Health       


Student Affairs / Student Support

Virtual Learning & Online Instruction


Veterans Affairs (Returning Military Students)

Workforce Development & Business Partnerships

Submission Guidelines

Current Sessions will be 50 minutes in length and should be designed to explore and address issues, theories, and practices related to critical issues in higher education. Formats may include Lecture, Panel, or general Workshop. Proposals will be evaluated on the quality of the content, the specific learning objectives, and the program type.

Submission Deadline

Submissions deadline extended to September 30, 2021.

Submission Policies

  1. Sessions submitted by the stated deadline will be reviewed and notifications will be sent to the designated key contact only.

  2. When a proposal is accepted, all presenters must comply with submission deadlines for session materials. Failure to do so may result in the non-inclusion of the session in the conference program.

  3. All presenters will be required to sign and return the Speaker's Agreement.  Click here for a copy of the 2021 AFC Speaker's Agreement

  4. All costs associated with attending the AFC Annual Conference are the responsibility of the individual presenter(s).